|1.||[ adjective ] relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics|
|2.||[ adjective ] concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles|
"moral sense" "a moral scrutiny" "a moral lesson" "a moral quandary" "moral convictions" "a moral life"
|Related terms:||amoral immoral moralistic chaste clean righteous incorrupt virtuous good righteous virtuous honorable chaste morality|
|3.||[ noun ] the significance of a story or event|
"the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
|4.||[ adjective ] adhering to ethical and moral principles|
|Synonyms:||ethical honourable honorable|
"it seems ethical and right" "followed the only honorable course of action" "had the moral courage to stand alone"
|5.||[ adjective ] psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect|
"a moral victory" "moral support"
|6.||[ adjective ] arising from the sense of right and wrong|
"a moral obligation"
|7.||[ adjective ] based on strong likelihood or firm conviction rather than actual evidence|
"a moral certainty"